First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 tipped-in colored plates, along with original drawings throughout, by Arthur Rackham. 4to, full olive green cloth with gilt pictorial vignettes and lettering on upper cover and spine, with illustrated endpapers. xi, 251. A handsome copy of this scarce book. This collection, which includes forty new stories, was designed to form a complementary volume to GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES, which Constable published with Rackham's illustrations in 1909. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER And Other ...
Publisher: London Constable & Co. Ltd. 1917
Book Description Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1917. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+ condition. First Edition. xii, 251 pages. Original maroon cloth binding is moderately sunned on the spine, with rubbing and bumping to the extremities, and numerous spots of discoloration on the rear board; protected in archival mylar. The inner hinges are weakened and the front inner hinge is cracking. One bump to the lower corner caused minor creasing to the bottom corner of the final two thirds of the text. Complete with 12 tipped-in color plates along with numerous original drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham. One plate with a tiny corner creased. One plate is inserted at page 64 instead of as called for at page 78. There is minor creasing to some of the thick paper backings to which the plates are affixed. The illustrated endpapers are lightly foxed. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition, U.S. issue with the title page printed by Constable for the U.S. market bound with the original sheets printed for the English first edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Bookseller Inventory # 018287
Book Description 1917. London: Constable Thick 4to. Limp marble-paper boards with yapp edges. Morocco titling labels on spine. (xii 252 pp.). Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 tipped-in col. plates illust. title-page text-illusts. and head & tailpiece illustrations. 1st edition. Slightly foxed. Bookseller Inventory # 234733
Book Description Constable, 1917. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to cover. Tipped in color plates. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Corners bumped and slight edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 2425A
Book Description London: Constable & Co., Ltd., 1917, 1917. First Trade Edition[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm]. Little Brother & Little Sister And Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., 1917. First trade edition. Octavo (9 15/16 x 7 1/2 inches; 253 x 190 mm.). xi, , 250, , [1, blank] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, including frontispiece, with captions on mounts. Forty-three black and white drawings. Pictorial end-papers. Publisher's ribbed green cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine decoratively lettered in gilt, pictorial end-papers. Slight discoloration on free end-papers (from paste-downs). Upper cover corners a little bumped, small armorial bookplate on verso of front free end-paper, neat ink inscription dated 1917 on half-title. A very good copy."?it was during these years that he illustrated a new Brothers Grimm title, Little Brother and Little Sister which is in effect one of his crowning achievements. In these twelve colour plates we find the most astonishing versatility of style, and an exquisite pitch of execution. The style ranges from the delicate to the virtual burlesque caricature. On the one hand is an example of pre-Raphaelite, infinitely tender portrayals of womanhood, such as 'The True Sweetheart', or the delicate realism of Maid Maleen and her waiting woman escaping from the terrible tower of her father. Yet within the same book we find the classic Rackhamerie of the gnome with his beard caught in the cleft of the semi-anthropomorphized tree, appealing to Rose-red and Snow-white for help and the Hassell-like custard-pie of the three soldiers and the long nose. This is one of the few books illustrated by Rackham from which it would be possible to select any single-colour picture in order to demonstrate Rackham's art at its finest." (Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 116-117).Latimore and Haskell p. 47. Riall p. 129. Gettings p. 178. Bookseller Inventory # 03600